19 days in Spain Itinerary

19 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Madrid
Train:  2 h 45 min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Alicante
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
5
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Palma de Mallorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Madrid
— 2 nights
End: Madrid

2
nights
Seville

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Madrid to Seville is an approximately 3- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana) ©
Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana)

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes OWAY Tours as well as Puerta del Puente. Explore hidden gems such as Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Roman Bridge. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cordoba journey planning app.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

3
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cordoba to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for slightly colder days in Granada, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)
Wine Tours & Tastings

few
hours
Alicante

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 26th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alicante online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alicante, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then trek along The Via Verde Green Route. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip planner.

You can drive from Alicante to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

The Via Verde Green Route
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Calo Des Moro and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Mirador Es Colomer Formentor (in Formentor) and Cala Llombards (in Santanyi). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Fundacio La Caixa, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de S'Hort del Rei, and see the interesting displays at Palau March Museu.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mirador Es Colomer Formentor, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Cala Llombards
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Calo Des Moro ©
Calo Des Moro
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Food Tours. Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Wine Tours & Tastings

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